Translating Local Funding into Equal Education

by Students Matter  Last week, the California State Legislature approved the Governor’s proposal for revamping the state’s school funding system. While we support more efficient and more funding for our schools, we still have a lot of work to do to make sure the Governor’s historic Local Control Funding Formula […continue]

Giving Weight to Evaluations

by Students Matter Last week, the Hechinger Report and the Center for Investigative Journalism published an article highlighting the urgency of Students Matter’s efforts to strike down California’s teacher retention and dismissal statutes that interfere with children’s right to a quality education. They focus on how California’s restrictive state laws […continue]

Coming Together for Progress in San Jose

by Students Matter New York City Education Commissioner John King announced on Saturday that teachers in New York City public schools will adopt a new evaluation system based on 60% principal observation and 40% student performance measures. The new system came out of a lengthy standoff between the New York […continue]